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Toys of the '80s

(206 votes)
10 questions
These toys were popular in the '80s, how much do you know about them?

Once called “The Pet Rock of the ‘80s”, which ball was released with a lack of fanfare from the industry?

Koosh Ball

Kooch Ball

Rubber Fun Ball

Splat Ball

41% got this right

Within a year the Koosh Ball became a best seller at Christmas and was soon available in 20 countries around the world.

This is the Glo Worm, a plush toy with the ability to glow in the dark. Which part of this toy glows?

The face

The body

The entire thing

The hat

65% got this right

Decades after its release, the Glo Worm was criticized for using toxic phthalates to soften the plastic.

Created in 1984, this plush toy inspired a TV special, two TV shows, and even a feature film. What is this toy called?

Pound Puppy

Pound Pal

Puppy Pal

Shelter Pup

45% got this right

While the television shows were successful, the movie "Pound Puppies and the Legend of Big Paw" was not well-received.

This is the Speak & Spell, a toy that combined the worlds of education and entertainment. What company developed it?

Texas Instruments




Hard  18% got this right

The Speak & Spell was the first toy released, with the Speak & Read and Speak & Math following closely behind.

Often considered to be one of the most dangerous toys ever made, what is the name of this infamous toy?

Moon Shoes

Bounce Boots

Gravity Boots

Space Shoes

44% got this right

In the '50s, the original design of the Moon Shoe was made of metal with two giant springs on each shoe.

This is the Atari video game console, what was the first game Atari released for this console?


57% got this right

Atari released the arcade version of Pong in 1972, by 1975 they released the console version for at-home gaming.

This toy was invented by a retired Boeing engineer as a gift for his grandson, what is it called?

Roller Racer

Derby Devil

Lean Machine

Rock n' Ride

41% got this right

The Roller Racer was originally called the Flying Turtle, which was the name the inventor of the toy gave it.

This is the Teddy Ruxpin, one of the best-selling toys of the '80s - what is not true?

It clapped its hands

It blinked

It read a story

Its mouth moved

37% got this right


In 1977, Xavier Roberts created what we know of as Cabbage Patch Dolls, but what were they originally called?

Little People

Big Tops

Muppet Heads

Muppet Tops

Hard  28% got this right

Xavier Roberts was only 21 when he invented this toy, by the time he was 26 he was a millionaire.

These toys were made with the goal to gross out parents and entertain kids, what are these toys called?





Hard  14% got this right

The mind behind Madballs was originally hired to illustrate greeting cards until he started drawing macabre bunnies.